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Wat Arun

© See Love Remember, 2012-2013

© See Love Remember, 2012-2013

On a special day, for a special person…

Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan – the Temple of Dawn – in Bangkok, named after the Hindu God of Dawn.

It is a lovely temple, said to be the temple of dawn as the morning sun reflects off its porcelain encrusted surface, giving a pearly iridescent shine…

or because King Taksin arrived at this location at dawn, after fighting his way out of Ayutthaya when it was besieged by the Burmese…

I’m not sure exactly…

But definitely worth a visit!

The exterior of the temple is covered in broken pieces of china. Cups, plates, saucers. And then to think that these ornate floral mosaics were made with discarded ballast, tossed from ships that arrived in Bangkok coming all the way from China.

It’s like looking at an exotic version of a piece of work by Gaudì!

These rows of sitting Buddha statues were hiding in the interior bòht of the temple. Like a beautiful golden present, wrapped in a multi-coloured package 🙂

This entry was published on January 17, 2013 at 8:48 AM. It’s filed under Architecture, Still Life and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Wat Arun

  1. Gorgeous shot! It made me go down memory lane with my last visit to Thailand’s Tiger Temple at Krabi.

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